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Blood and Sand, Saint Louis, MO

Blood and Sand

4.4
4.4
674 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Nationally recognized for excellence, Blood and Sand focuses on innovative cuisine, original culinary cocktails, and intimate service. We received the "Best of 'Award of Excellence'" from Wine Spectator Magazine, as one of the premier wine destinations in the world. While open to the public, memberships are available with exclusive benefits for a nominal fee.

Walk-ins Welcome, Reservations Required Fri &Sat
For Parties of 7+ call us at 314-241-7263
Incomplete Parties Will Be Seated When All Guest Arrive

The A La Carte Menu is Available 'til 9PM & F-Sat 'til 10PM
5 and 10 Course Tasting Menu Available 'til 8 PM
Bar Dinner Menu Available Hour Before Close

5 Course Tasting Available for Parties Up to 6

10 Course Tasting Available for Parties Up to 4. Please Note Your Desire In Your Reservation 48 Hrs in Advance.
To Provide the Best Experience for the 10 course, All Diners Must Participate

For the Custom Chef's Tasting Experience Please Call or Email Us 72 Hrs in Advance

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 241-7263
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jon Dreja
  • Private party facilities
    We offer two private dining rooms: one accommodating up to 8 people and another accommodating up to 30 people. A $100 deposit is required and credited back at the end of the evening. Blood and Sand also offers Restaurant Buyouts. Please call us for details.
  • Private party contact
    Brad Phillips: (314) 241-7263
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown St. Louis
  • Cross street
    15th Street and St. Charles Street in Downtown St. Louis
  • Parking details
    On street and off street parking available. For the time being, complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday has been suspended due to COVID-19
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 674 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Innovative

  • St. Louis

    Romantic

  • Downtown

    Innovative

  • Downtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown

    Romantic

674 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening at blood and sand was perfect for celebrating anything with loved ones! Truly a delight

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  2. ErinR

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting and delicious dinner. Drinks and bar selection is fabulous. Service was impeccable.

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  3. NicholasG

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a must if you’re in St. Louis. Wonderful experience. Great service and the food was spectacular.

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  4. travisj

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, service and food. Friendly and high quality food. Fantastic wine selection and drinks.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and service was great… included the wine parings with each course as well. Personally, I enjoyed 2 of the 5 parings. Glad I did it once but next time im just going to order drinks from their cocktail menu.

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  6. EdwardB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    When there for Valentines Day and they were out of Steak?

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  7. NMinus1

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit and extremely happy to have done so. Our waiter was so polite, professional and friendly. The food was top-notch (grilled elk chop and wagu along with truffle tater tots) and the cocktails were strong and smooth. Highly recommended.

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  8. Riptide

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Energetic vibe at the bar with creative cocktails. The five course tasting menu was excellent except I should have listen to Zach and ordered the veloute ALWAYS listen to Zach:). The wine pairings were spot on. Will definitely be back when in St. Louis. 

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  9. DavidB

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails! Attentive service. Great ambiance. Food good as always.

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  10. JoeO

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded all of my expectations. We will be making Blood and Sand one of our regulars..

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  11. iheartfood

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We did the 5course wine pairing. First 3 courses were great, meat and dessert were very disappointing. The first 3 courses felt very rushed. Wine was great and cocktails were very good. Staff was friendly. Decor and service wear did not meet the price point. I won't go back. Many other fantastic restaurants in St. Louis

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We got the reservation strictly because of the tasting menu. We were informed after we sat down that the tasting menu isn’t available until further notice, with no warning anywhere on heir website. Food was good. Steak was a little over cooked. Staff wasn’t the most attentive but was kind. Fun experience but a bit overhyped.

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  13. DavidB

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice ambiance Drinks exceptional Nicole always with excellent service

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Great service. Great espresso martinis and the tasting menu was phenomenal!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We will be coming back soon!

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  16. Janet

    Houston

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the five course tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was delicious. Service was great.

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  17. getpaul

    Springfield

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was not a bad option, but I surprised for this type of restaurant that is trying to be trendy and higher end, that the waiter we had did not know the menu, could not explain the options about the different entrees, and the service was slow. The food was not bad, the appetizers were actually really good, but the main dishes our group had were so-so. We just expected way more for the price. There are better options downtown.

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  18. Fmaguire54

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. 10 course tasting menu was a lot of food but delightful. The wine pairings were spot on. Service was excellent. Now that I have sampled many things on the menu, I would go back and order either a 5 course tasting menu or a la carte.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was not full at our 8:30 pm reservation time, table for two. There were several open tables in the restaurant, but we were led to the back in the corner. The five course meal, which was the same experience for all guests on NYE, took 2.5 hours with 35 minutes of waiting between some of the courses. Our waitress was unknowledgeable of the menu and had to look over our shoulder to answer questions. Several other tables were experiencing the same issue of waiting in between courses. One table was given their check prior to their 5th course. We were forgotten about and had to go to the bar to request our check only to discover our waitress had left for the evening. At 11 pm, we were the last table to leave. The restaurant was never full with several open tables available. Disappointing experience for NYE and first time at B+S. Waiting between courses is normal, yet 35 minutes is not a smooth transition when the entire restaurant is on the same menu

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    When booking, I was not notified that it would be a fixed-course menu only. Upon seating, we were not greeted by our server or even acknowledged by anyone for at least 30 minutes. We finally stopped someone to ask, and they brought us a free drink. We were assigned a new server who was professional, kind, and attentive, but unfortunately the night continued to go downhill. Of the five courses, three were overcooked, and one wasn’t even what it was supposed to be. When we asked the food runner about the incorrect item, she just said she could give us the menu to look again. At one point, I believe we witnessed the manager scolding one of the chefs in the middle of the restaurant. Whatever the conversation was, it was definitely inappropriate and unprofessional. If this was the manager’s typical behavior, then it’s clear where all other problems originated. Our server was very understanding and ultimately took 25% off the final bill, but we still ended up paying about $200 per person for an experience maybe worth $75. Throughout the night, we saw numerous tables with similar problems - the table behind us received a larger discount for their poor experience and another adjacent table told us they waited 30+ minutes for a server too. The cocktails were lovely and the highlight of the entire evening.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. MELISSAC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    À la carte is an amazing option because the portions are above average in comparison to quality. Everything we had paired well with wine and the namesake was phenomenal. This was due to the excellent service. I loved the fact they could speak to the menu to help pair the palette. Great music shuffle, made the atmosphere calm, yet casually energetic for conversation. We will definitely be returning.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soooo happy with this place. We had done the 10 course curated menu and it was phenomenal! First time ever at blood and sand and will absolutely come back!! Soooo good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic date night experience. GET THE TOTS and enjoy the killer cocktails

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  24. AmandaB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It seems like this place probably used to be a great place for dinner and cocktails but it fell short. Tacky, no ambiance, and the food was sub par for the price.

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  25. DonH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall experience was good, but with a price over $300 for two people I hoped to be blown away by the experience and we were not. We tried the 5 course tasting menu. The quality of the food & wine was very good, and we knew going in that the portions would be small, but the food and especially the service left us disappointed.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious but limited offering. Service was great and the atmosphere was fine. Pretty sparse not many people in there. It was my first visit and recommend to give it a try.

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  27. Henry

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Outstanding food! We enjoy fine dining. Decor and food quality was outstanding. Waiter/bartender wore a sweatshirt entire time we were there. Rest of staff nicely dressed. His appearance detracted from experience, but we'll be back! Drinks and food outstanding; food flavors unique and tasty.

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  28. Foodguru

    Kansas City

    459 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    459 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Pretty disappointed with Blood and Samd. Service was off. Couldn’t sit at the bar before dinner because the bartender was “overwhelmed” and there were maybe 4 people at it. Food was fine but really not worth the price. We wanted to order oysters as a starter but because we weren’t doing the tasting menu we couldn’t have them. What is that about? Anyway, we won’t be back.

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  29. NealP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super expensive but, was a great birthday dinner for the wife.

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  30. NickMorris

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing. Usually great for something different and interesting, but from Applebees level of table service to uninspiring food it was disappointing.

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  31. Sigurth

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the food and the service were superb. We had the 5 serving tasting menu with the wine pairing plus a couple of ala carte dishes.

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  32. ChrisM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This got great ratings. However not for us. One dish of ten was excellent. Two were good. A couple were ok. A few none of us liked. The beignets were the consistency of hush puppies. The macarons were gross and dry. Amber was an amazing server. However our bill was very large. $780 for 4 before tip and we had 8 drinks among the 4 of us. They added a service charge with the check (non tip) then snuck in a second service charge after we split the check 50/50. We drove from Cincinnati for this dinner with friends expecting a great experience. Not so much.

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  33. Joyce

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor and the food was not good. Love this place but was very very disappointed overall.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    High expectations may have impacted the rating. Had more memorable meals while in St. Louis. Was good. Not great.

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  35. NicoleC

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service excellent food and the best cocktails!

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  36. GeorgeBowman24

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place downtown. Appreciate the service. Look forward to my next trip there.

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  37. Wesley

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best food I have had in St. Louis. I tried two cocktails, including the "Blood and Sand" and was very pleased. Worth the price. I would eat here again.

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  38. BillT

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting was great and so was the service. The food was very sub par.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blood and Sand truly exceeded our expectations. The space is an elegant and charming atmosphere with a modern feel. I loved how the seating was spaced between the tables allowing for a more intimate dining experience. We each had the chefs tasting menu with the wine pairing. Each dish was perfectly paired bringing out the best flavors in the food as well as the wine. The favorite of the night was the crispy pork belly paired with a crisp rose wine. The service was on point at every turn, very polite and well versed in the wine and bourbons offered. We also enjoyed how there was a nice pause between each course where we were able to talk and did not feel like we were being rushed through the meal. After dinner we both enjoyed a rye Manhattan before heading home. Blood and Sand was overall a fantastic experience and memorable way to celebrate! I look forward to going back and trying more of what they have to offer.

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  40. BenS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unforgettable experience for our anniversary. Get the Bluefin Carpaccio if nothing else

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Blood and Sand offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 241-7263.

Blood and Sand is rated 4.4 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Blood and Sand does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Blood and Sand

1500 Saint Charles, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Additional information

  • Cross street
    15th Street and St. Charles Street in Downtown St. Louis
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown St. Louis
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    On street and off street parking available. For the time being, complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday has been suspended due to COVID-19
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Dreja
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 241-7263
  • Private party facilities
    We offer two private dining rooms: one accommodating up to 8 people and another accommodating up to 30 people. A $100 deposit is required and credited back at the end of the evening. Blood and Sand also offers Restaurant Buyouts. Please call us for details.
  • Private party contact
    Brad Phillips: (314) 241-7263
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